Despite its reputation for harsh, snowy winters, Canada is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. With habitats that range from frozen tundra to dry, dusty plains to rich and vibrant forests, there’s a lot of room for a lot of life there. In fact, Canada is home to over 500 species of birds, dozens of snake and turtle species and approximately 200 different species of mammals.
While some of the diverse wildlife in Canada is pretty harmless, ranging from things like squirrels to rabbits, there are a number of deadly predators as well. Lucky for Canada then that it has so much open space to ensure that the people of Toronto rarely have to worry about waking up to a mountain lion or a polar bear on the lawns.
With an area that is only dwarfed by Russia anywhere else on the globe, Canada is able to support nearly every kind of wildlife you could imagine, some of which roams all across North America and some of which you’ll not find anywhere else on Earth. So how well do you think you know the beasts of the Canadian wilds? No doubt a few will be familiar right off the bat, but it takes a real expert to identify them all. Take the quiz and see just how many of these Canadian mammals you really know.